If you want to use a Webex Board as a TV, connected to your AppleTV there are two problems…. HDCP and no Volume control of the Webex Board from your AppleTV remote. I am not going to talk about HDCP. 🙂 For the volume control I hacked up a solution: A raspberry pi with an … More Volume control for your Webex Board with AppleTV
My 8 year old has chosen to “learn how a computer works” as his project for school. Step 1: An overview from Bill Gates and others. We started our journey by having him watch a series of short videos on Khan Academy that set the basic groundwork and also introduce a few things we were … More Teaching my 8 year old “how a computer works” with ICs, breadboards and more
In the first installment of this blog I covered how to upgrade the headphones/earphones you are listening to. This by far gives you the biggest bang for your buck in terms of improving your experience. Next, lets look at what can power those new device if you now have an itch… or youd like to … More Listen like a Rock Star: Upgrade your mobile music experience (2/2)
MQA MQA is a set of processes, encoding technologies and other technologies to make the music you listen to (streaming, in a file, or from CD) sound better – potentially much better. Its backward compatible with things like CDs so in the future a CD that plays on your regular player will “play even better” … More What is MQA, in short?
Notice those things stuffed into Adam Levine’s earholes? Those are custom molded JHAudio earpieces and you could be rocking out like him…. read on for some background and information on how I upgraded my experience (with a lot learned along the way) Introduction I have a side gig where I write software for the Mac, … More Listen like a Rock Star: Upgrade your mobile music experience (1/2)
Oculus has a pretty good doc on how to set up basic room scale with three sensors that you can get to from here. The issue is that it assumes you have a room setup where your PC is set up on a desk and the play area faces that desk: This is the optimal … More Oculus Rift + Touch Room Scale Setup Tips
I have 1,341 unread emails in my inbox I have only 7 unread messages in Spark. Why is this? Because in eMail, I get various levels of Spam: Full-on spam, as well as internal spam from “well meaning” individuals pummeling my productivity. You know who you are, emailer to firstname.lastname@example.org Most of this spam comes … More Spark over Email!
Overnight, Oculus sent customers an update for their ship dates, with Some users seeing their order delivery estimates slipping by two months, or perhaps more. Some customers are accusing Oculus of knowingly misleading their customers in order to prevent them from jumping ship to the Htc Vive headset, whose shipping estimates are far more favorable than the current … More Oculus blows the Rift launch date… Badly
Virtual Reality is here, and both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are shipping, albeit a little slowly. I have preorders of both… and the waiting.. it’s the hardest part 🙂 Forbes claims there is absolutely no avoiding a “Console wars” of VR and I am inclined to agree. There are numerous reviews of both and … More Oculus or Vive?: Now and later
Threads and the OS X UI So, its common knowledge that using threads allows your app to do processing in the background. On OS X it is also critical you don’t block the thread, or you’ll slow down the OS and treat your users to the magical beachball.. In order to do this, on … More Debugging threads and UI Update crashes – Yes, its happening to you